From top inventions such as the black box flight recorder, Wi-Fi technology and Google Maps to children’s toys like the hula-hoop and everyday use items such as refrigerators and power boards, Australian inventions have improved the lives of millions of people worldwide.
Australia’s research institutions are among the best in the world with scientists collaborating in many fields throughout Australia and internationally. Despite recent changes to work visas, Australia maintains a commitment to attract the best and brightest researchers from all over the world.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia. Among all countries working in collaboration, United States of America is the largest CSIRO international partner. This includes scholarship programs for American citizens to undertake postgraduate research in Australia through working on a project with one of CSIRO’s Business Units.
Most Australian universities can also facilitate student and staff mobility when it comes to research collaboration.
The Australian Government also offers different pathways for those coming to Australia to be involved in research with a range of visa options available. Various visa options depend on factors such as if you are undertaking study, paid or unpaid research, professional development training, and the period you will stay in Australia.
Australian’s Top Inventions
High speed Wi-Fi: in 1992, five CSIRO scientists invented wireless LAN (Local Area Network) technology, which is now used in over 5 billion devices around the world.
Google Maps: in 2003 two Danish brothers living in Australia, Lars and Jens Rasmussen created the map technology that would later become Google Maps.
Pacemaker: in 1928 Australian Dr Mark Lidwill and physicist Edgar Booth developed the first portable pacemaker.
Bionic ear: In 1970’s the bionic ear was invented by Professor Graeme Clark at the University of Melbourne.
Cervical Cancer Vaccine: In 2006 Professor Ian Frazer created a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer.
Ultrasound Scanner: in 1961 David Robinson and George Kossoff built the world’s first commercially practical ultrasound scanner
Baby Safety capsule: in 1984, Colin Nagel and Robert Heath invented the baby safety capsule.
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- Australian Government – http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/austn-inventions
- Gizmodo – Australia’s top 10 inventions https://www.gizmodo.com.au/tags/australias-top-10-inventions/
- Weekend’s Note – 60 Great Australian Inventions http://www.weekendnotes.com/60-great-australian-inventions/